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YOUTHS Need JOBS in Uganda Conference!!!
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PROBLEM: Across the entire world – youth (for this pur­pose defined as under 30) have been affected the most by the global eco­nomic reces­sion.  Sub-​​Saharan Africa’s pop­u­la­tion is becom­ing younger – with youth pro­jected as 75% of the ...

PROBLEM:

Across the entire world – youth (for this pur­pose defined as under 30) have been affected the most by the global eco­nomic reces­sion.  Sub-​​Saharan Africa’s pop­u­la­tion is becom­ing younger – with youth pro­jected as 75% of the total pop­u­la­tion by 2015.  Yet accord­ing to the World Bank, in coun­tries like Uganda, youth unem­ploy­ment rate is at a whop­ping 22.3%, com­pared to the national unem­ploy­ment rate of 3.2%.  Those with Uni­ver­sity degrees have it even worse at 36%. The lack of jobs cri­sis for Uganda’s edu­cated youth, sim­i­lar to other coun­tries, will have pro­found polit­i­cal, eco­nomic, and social impacts on devel­op­ment. 

According to a 2008 World Bank Report, Uganda
is among the countries with the youngest population and the highest youth unemployment rate of 83%. in the 2011/2012 budget of Uganda, the Minister of Finance
recognised that because of the high levels of unemployment, the Ugandan economy can only absorb
20% of its youth.

Youth “un”-employment therefore poses a serious political, economic and social challenge to the country and its leadership. Its persistence is making it increasingly difficult for Uganda to reduce its
poverty levels.

WHO WE ARE:
A US Nonprofit working side by side with DISCIPLES OF CHRIST MISSION, GLORY CHURCH and NATIONAL SECRETARY's office for the ENTREPRENEURIAL League in Uganda to bring vocational training skills to Uganda as well as other critical resources. 

Our Mission is to TEACH ONE, REACH 10! By training 10 youths skills and helping to bring jobs, they in turn will also train 10 others each to become self sustaining, learn a new lifesaving skill or seek out additional training!

WHAT WE NEED:

We are raising funds for this projects. Our goal for this first mission is $14,000. The conference is being held in Kampala, Uganda on December 6 & 7, 2013 and will an expected audience of over 200 youths from all over. 

WHAT YOU GET:

Donate to our cause and get a chance to a win an autographed Celtics Green Basketball. Any donations over $50 automatically gets entered into our Christmas fundraiser for two theme park tickets to your favorite destination in Florida!

Donations may be tax deductible. Consult with your accountant. 

RESOURCES:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jw372jkoev8axzx/Lifesaver-%20Subtitles%20-%20iPad.mp4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn_YZv3lkvg#t=13

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